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Following the well-received release of the seventh Chucky movie in 2017, it looks like the Child's Play franchise could be heading to the small screen.

Don Mancini, a writer on all of the Chucky movies and director of four of the films, exclusively told Bloody Disgusting that he is developing a Child's Play television series with producer David Kirschner.

While details on the series are mostly under wraps, Mancini did let Bloody Disgusting know that the series was "deliberately set up" at the conclusion of the latest film, Cult of Chucky, and that the tone of the show is going to be "darker than ever before."

Mancini also mentioned that Brad Dourif will reprise his role as the voice of Chucky, and Kirschner confirmed that the series will be a continuation of the franchise rather than a reboot. Bloody Disgusting also reports that the series, which will have Child's Play in the name, is currently being planned as an eight-part series of hour-long episodes.

The Child's Play franchise, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, currently consists of seven movies. In the latest film, Mancini took big steps to tie all of the movies together while still expanding on his shared cinematic universe and changing the way fans view the franchise as a whole. After Cult of Chucky, there's a seemingly endless amount of stories for Mancini and company to explore. What would you like to see in a Child's Play TV series? Let us know in the comments below, and in case you missed it, listen to our special Chucky episode of Daily Dead's Corpse Club podcast.

Derek Anderson
About the Author - Derek Anderson

Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.

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